Hang on to tickets, Rubens fans urged

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With their third album, Lo La Ru, on the way, The Rubens will sprinkle new songs in-between crowd favourites during their gig at the Wintersun Hotel on June 9.
Camera IconWith their third album, Lo La Ru, on the way, The Rubens will sprinkle new songs in-between crowd favourites during their gig at the Wintersun Hotel on June 9. Credit: Ali Lander-Shindler

The Rubens have postponed their national Live in Life tour and appealed to fans to support their ailing industry.

The Australian rockers were scheduled to play at Albany’s White Star Hotel in July.

They announced their change of plans on Wednesday, joining a growing list of postponements and cancellations triggered by the COVID-19 crisis.

The decision was made after Prime Minister Scott Morrison declared a ban on indoor gatherings of more than 100 people.

“It’s wild times with an abundance of cancellations globally in all industries,” the band said on Facebook.

“Rest assured, our team is behind the scenes working hard to reroute the dates but in the meantime, please hang on to your tickets. This is an important message for ticket holders across all affected events. Holding on to your ticket keeps funds in the industry, which in turn helps keep it afloat until things are back to normal.

“When new dates are announced, you’ll have the opportunity to refund if you can’t make it. But god damn, we hope you can, because what a party it will be when we’re all on the other side of this thing.”

The Perth Theatre Trust, which runs the Albany Entertainment Centre, asked for patience as they worked through ticket refunds.

“In line with the PM’s announcement, all non-essential gatherings of 100 people or more are banned," the PTT said on the AEC Facebook page.

“Ticket holders will be contacted directly by the ticketing team or the promoter.”

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